(Closed) Emergency HELP!

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Hugs to your mom 🙁

Don’t panic! There’s still time. How about sending out a postcard informing the guests of the address change? You can design them on Vistaprint, usually under $20 or so. 

Post # 4
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@alishaloo:  Do any hotels, community centers or dining places in the area have party rooms? I say check around. Call everyone that the invites went out to. I think you still have time to mail new invites if you wanted to do that if you didn’t want to call. Goodluck

Post # 5
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yikes!  Yeah I second the vista print thing.  Where is your mom moving to?  Is there room in her new place?  Will she be moved in enough to have a shower there?  Are there restaurants around that you could hold it in?  Is there a church you belong to where you could hold it in the basement/parish hall?  Is there another family member that would open their home on the same day/time?  You still have six weeks so if you get it sorted out in the next two or three you will have plenty of time to get cards out with the location change.  DON’T PANIC!!  (I know it’s hard not to these things are stressful!)

Post # 6
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

Hope you can send “change of place” invitations soon, but it’s for October 13, so there is  still time to find something new and hope you find something within your budget. Change suck sometimes but most of the time it’s for the better!

Post # 7
5958 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Activate the phone tree!

Post # 8
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’d use the phone. Chances are most people haven’t RSVPed yet so whoever is taking RSVPs can tell people when they respond as well.

As for location, does anyone close to you live in an apartment complex or neighborhood with a club house?

Post # 9
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Phone for people who have RSVP’d already. If they haven’t, I would spread it via word of mouth and then let them know via phone and postcard when they do RSVP. 

Post # 10
3265 posts
Sugar bee

YOU don’t do anything.  Your other family members or friends can call or email or text, anything to get the word out.  But you shouldn’t be involved in any aspect of the shower.

Post # 11
1686 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

October 13th is plenty of time.

Talk to your mom (and maybe bridal party?) and find out whether she wants to do it at her new place or somewhere else (restaurant, MOH’s, etc.) Once you’ve decided on the location, send out your postcards.

I think it’s absolutely okay for you to do that for your mom, even if it means being somewhat involved in planning your own shower. She just had a breakup and is going through a rough time.  

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